Monday, April 9, 2012

Doing What Works

The fancy-dancy library book on pieced borders that I borrowed from the guild was no help at all! The formula did not make sense and the wording was so poorly written that both Felix and I were hopelessly confused by it all.
What worked for us was plain old graph paper and just a wee bit of easing of the flying geese into the red coping strip. Here it is all sewn onto the windmills quilt top center. I am so happy with how it looks!
I was careful with my choice of colors of Civil War reproduction fabrics. I only allowed reds, blues, and browns with any type of Civil War shirtings and some tea-stained (by me) muslin. Slowly, I am learning to not try to put everything, colorwise, into one quilt top. I guess that means that I like scrappy, but controlled scrappy!

My best fan might be Raven. She loves my quilts no matter what I do for colors. LOL!

You can see how hard life is for Raven, and there is just a bit of Matthew's arm poking out from under the covers, there, too!


swooze said...

Love the Civil War quilt. It gives the illusion of curves. I think this is that rail fence pattern that you lay the blocks on top of each other in opposite directions. Is that right? That pattern is on my to do list.

Nann said...

Oooh! The border really sets off the blocks. Great job!

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